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Head-On Crash in Brick Sends Four to Hospital

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police in Brick say a head-on collision between a car and a minivan injured four people, including two who had to be taken to the hospital by medevac helicopter.

The accident, which occurred near the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Tunesbrook Road at 11:08 a.m. Friday, closed the road for several hours. An investigation revealed Danielle Canaley, 37, of Manchester, was driving a 2002 Saturn when she crossed over into the opposite lane and collided with a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country minivan being driven by Vincent Vargas, 47, of Brick.

Canaley’s sole passenger was a two-year-old boy. Vargas’ passenger was a 10-year-old boy, according to police.

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Canaley and her passenger were airlifted by the MONOC 1 and MedStar 6 medevac helicopters to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Vargas and his passenger were taken to Jersey Shore by ambulance, according to police.

The injuries to all four occupants of the vehicles are considered “serious,” according to Sgt. Neal Pedersen.

Pedersen, Ptl. Keith Donnelly and Ptl. Scott Dierking from the Brick Police Traffic Safety Unit along with the Ocean County Prosecutors Fatal Accident Investigation unit and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and are investigating.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the Brick Township Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.

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